PGSF Announces the 2013 Board of Directors and Slate of Officers

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF), the printing industry's largest scholarship program since its inception in 1956, is pleased to announce its 2013 Slate of Officers and six additions to the Board of Directors.

2013 Slate of Officers:

  • John Berthelsen – Chairman
  • Doug Yeager – Vice Chairman
  • John Dreisbach – Secretary/Treasurer

The new members of the PGSF Board of Directors include:

  • Justin Green, ESKO
  • Bill Michael, Xerox Corporation
  • Ronald Rose, Nova Pressroom Products, LLC
  • Joseph Schember, Mohawk Paper
  • Rodrigo Sosa, Fres-co System USA, Inc.
  • Bob Tapella, Graphic Communications World (

“These six individuals cover the range of professional experience, education, areas of expertise, and, of course, age,” said Larry Kroll, Vice President, Development, PGSF. “I am especially pleased with the selection and appointment of the three youngest members of the group; Justin Green, Bill Michael, and Joseph Schember. The fact that they are former PGSF Scholarship Recipients makes it extra special to have them on our Board of Directors.

“In this era of consistent change—economic, technological and social—it is an outstanding opportunity for PGSF to have this young innovative talent on our Board to provide creativity and insight into what lies ahead for the industry and the student scholars who will become the graphic industry leaders of tomorrow,” Kroll said.

Comprised of 20 members, the PGSF Board of Directors has approved $380,000 to be awarded for scholarships in the 2013–2014 academic years. Individuals, companies, and associations provide both annual and endowed scholarship funds to PGSF, which administers the scholarship and fellowship programs for the industry.

For information on how you and your organization can contribute to the future of the graphic arts industry, please contact Larry Kroll, Vice President of Development, at or Bernie Eckert, Administrator, at

If you are a graphic arts student looking for information on PGSF scholarships, please visit our website Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation | Printing Industries of America - or visit our Facebook Page Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) | Facebook.